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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Movies I watched in 2017

2017 was a big success for movie watching! I will only be listing the movies that I saw for the first time in 2017, as I re-watch WAY to many movies to keep track of. I do not like all of these, in fact I watched my least favorite movie this year, but they are all here. I will be listing them in the order that I saw them in. If you are interested, here is my list from 2016.

Ones with a ~ means I saw it in a theater.
Ones with an asterisk I saw more than once.
To be on this list I must have seen more than half of it, the ending, and cannot have missed more than half an hour of it.


The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly (1966) {Wait, what? This is the first movie you saw in 2017, MC? Yeah, I wasn't really watching, but I don't want to watch it again so I'm counting it.}
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
Pride & Prejudice (2005)
The Man From Laramie (1955)
Beauty and the Beast (2017) ~*
3 Ring Circus (1954)
Candleshoe (1977)
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
Princess Mononoke (1997) {One of the strangest movies I have ever seen. My sisters and I sat there with our mouths open for the whole thing. We were thinking, "What in the world is this?"}
E. T.: The Extra Terrestrial (1982)
Moana (2016) {My sisters convinced me to watch this. I wasn't going to.}
Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967) *
The Lady in the Van (2015)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Grease (1978) {You guessed it, this is my least favorite movie EVER. It is sssooo bad. It doens't deserve a picture.}
The Penguins of Madagasgar (2014)
West Side Story (1961)
Amadeus (1984) {Not what I expected...}
Minions (2015) {Sigh. I did not watch this by choice. I was babysitting a little boy and this was the only movie he wanted to watch.}
My Favorite Brunette (1947) *
Father Goose (1964)
The Swan Princess (1994)
The Proud Rebel (1958)
The Good Dinosaur (2016)
The Man From Snowy River (1982)
Albion: The Enchanted Stallion (2016)
Man Without a Star (1955)
High School Musical (2006) {Once again, my sister convinced me to watch it. I was not impressed. Especially because she started singing the songs non-stop.}
Descendants 2 (2017) {I really like fairytale retellings/continuations so I had to watch this.}
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
The Illusionist (2006) *
Libeled Lady (1936)
Chariots of Fire (1981)
The Sting (1973) {I am breaking the rules here. I don't think I saw even half of it, but I got the general idea.}
The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle (2000) {This was actually really hilarious.}
Roxanne (1987) {I agree with my grandma's statement after watching it. "It was good, but I don't need to see that one again."}
Snow Dogs (2002)
The Founder (2016) {Didn't like this one, Michael Keaton wasn't funny.}
Harvey (1950)
Rango (2011)
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Murder on the Orient Express (2017) ~
Splash (1984) {Blah, even though I look like Daryl Hannah, I didn't like this one.}
Shorts (2009)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) {Yes, I know it's weird, but my sisters and I might have a little bit of an obsession with them.}
The X-Files (1998) {On this one I wasn't really watching either, but I'm counting it anyway.}
Star Trek: Into Darkness (2013)
STAR WARS: The Last Jedi (2017) ~
By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953)
Richie Rich (1994)
Finding Neverland (2004) {I didn't like this as much as I thought I would.}
A Christmas Carol (1984)
Total: 53
Actually, I just realized that I forgot to write down that I also saw Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs. It was actually pretty funny.
Grand Total: 54

Short films:

The Golf Specialist (1925)
The Dentist (1932)
{These were W.C.Fields shorts.)
Malice in the Palace (1949) {Three Stooges}

Total: 3


Robin Hood BBC (2006-2009) [REWATCH for my Robin Hood BBC Watch-Along)
Downton Abbey, Season 4, episode 4-Season 6, episode 2.
Call the Midwife, 1 episode
Once Upon a Time, 1 episode

My Ten New-to-me Favorites:

1. Beauty and the Beast (2017)
2. STAR WARS: The Last Jedi (2017)
3. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
4. The Man From Snowy River (1982)
5. The Illusionist (2006) {There is an "iffy" part, but the rest is ssoo great!}
6. Chariots of Fire (1981) {Isn't this the best name!?}
7. Sherlock Holmes (2009)
8. Father Goose (1964)
9. E. T.: The Extra Terrestrial (1982)
10. Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)

This was the first time I really have had trouble deciding which is my favorite, because all these movies are so different!

Because it is a new year, I decided I needed a new header.
These are my five (current) favorite movies from left to right: Singin' in the Rain, STAR WARS: A New Hope, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Son of Monte Cristo, and Beauty and the Beast!

Thank you all for reading! Have a great 2018!



  1. I definitely can’t wait to see Murder on the Orient Express!

    Sounds you had a great year in movies! I’m so glad! <3

    1. It is so good! It is very close to the book, and all the cast is fabulous!

      I did! I cannot wait for this years movies! <3 Thanks, Faith!

  2. It is so weird, I was scrolling down this page with all these movies, and there were surprisingly much that I also saw in 2017, like:
    West-Side Story(I liked this, but to be honest it was a bit less than I expexted. Still liked it though.)
    The Lady in the Van(This one was boring, and I found it a bit confusing. My opinion is not high on this movie.)
    The Penguins of Madagascar(We lent it from the library 'cause all the three other Madagascars were seen and liked a lot by us, but this one was a bit disappointing. It was funny sometimes, but it's not my favourite.)
    The Good Dinosaur(We all thought it was a boring movie, and nothing ''Good'' about it. Although I myself found it nice sometimes.)
    Robin Hood with Kevin Costner(We started it, but put it off because no one really enjoyed it.)
    As for movies we have seen before: Mrs Doubtfire has been a while, but I can remember we liked it and laughed about it, Pride and Prejudice 2005 is one of my older sisters favourite movies, so we have watched it a lot, but not much lately, and I think we watched The Sting a long while ago(we did finish it, but didn't like it). We also saw Snow Dogs very long ago(I think I did like that one) and Chariots of Fire(also a long long long time ago, but I can remember that at least I liked it)We started Richie Rich but stopped it and we saw Finding Neverland several times(which I did like, a lot. But, everyone has their own opinion, no?) Of course we watched Robin Hood BBC(last year, I think) and Downton Abbey...two years ago maybe? Can't remember. Oh no wait, it was three years ago already, almost four years ago when we first started it. Time sure goes fast. I was typing this comment and then saw your favourite actors/actresses(some of those are on my ''favourite'' list too) and then I noticed that Alan Rickman had 1946-2016 under his picture and I was surprised. I didn't even know that he died!(I'm not really the person who looks up actors and actresses)
    Anyhow, this has become a long comment, so I'll stop ;)

    1. Wow! We saw a lot of the same movies!
      I did like the music in West Side Story. :)
      The Lady in the Van was a little boring. My sister and I decided to watch it because it has Maggie Smith, but it was boring.
      The Penguins of Madagasgar was very strange. :)
      Agreed, The Good Dinosaur had some nice bits, but it was a strange story.
      That Robin Hood was so weird, I am surprised we got through it.
      Mrs. Doubtfire was pretty funny. :)
      I didn't really like Pride & Prejudice 2005, because I like 1995 one better, but I did like Penelope Wilton. :)
      Yes, you get the idea of The Sting without having to watch all of it.
      Snow Dogs was pretty funny, my sister and I were laughing through it.
      Chariots of Fire is very good. :) Richie Rich was very strange.
      I liked the idea of Finding Neverland, but I don't really like Johnny Depp, so I didn't enjoy it as much as I wanted to.
      I have watched Robin Hood BBC twice, and it is one of my favorite versions. :) Hopefully my sister and I will finish Downton Abbey this year, time does fly! Yes, it was very sad. He died in January of 2016, I put him in my memorial for last year. :(
      Thanks so much for the long comment! I enjoyed it! :D

  3. So...which one is your least favorite movie? (If you told me, I'm having trouble remembering.)

    I like the new header! Such a cool cool idea to do your five favorite movies. :)

    1. It's Grease. My mom convinced my sisters and me to watch it, and my older sister and I don't like it, but my little sister is always singing the songs.

      Thank you! I am pretty happy with the result. :D

    2. Oh, I haven't seen Grease, though I have heard of it. I'm not a big fan of the '70s-'80s so I probably wouldn't watch it anyway. Even though I do like musicals. :)

    3. I don't ususally like movies from that time period, so when we watch a movie and it was made in the '80s I groan. Though, there are some exceptions. :) But that is mostly in the U.S. as British films are almost always good. :)

  4. I love the new header!!



    mm yes, 2005 P&P :).

    Feel you on the Minions. YICK. So sorry you had to sit through that mess.

    Can't wait to see what movies you watch this year!!


    1. Aw, thank you Catherine!!

      YES!! IT WAS SSSSOOO GOOD!! For some weird reason I thought I wouldn't like it, but then OH MY WORD!!! IT IS FABULOUS!!!! I didn't see the first few minutes, but it was STILL AMAZING!!!!! I cannot wait to rewatch it!!!


      P&P '05... what went wrong there? :)

      Haha! I tried to convince him to watch anything else, but no, he wanted that movie. It IS a mess!

      Thanks! I can't wait either! (I've already watched one so far...) ;)

  5. I watched Snow Dogs when I was around ten, lol! Just thinking about it brings back fond memories.

    The Minions was awful! XP

    I actually like Grease, but I can see why people wouldn't, it isn't that good. XD

    1. Oh how cool! It is always fun to have memories to go with movies! :)

      It is ssooo bad! XP

      I know someone who is basically my twin, except she loves Grease, and I don't, so I can see how you would like it. X)

  6. The new header is very nice! I like it!

    Hmm, did you do a review of Finding Neverland on your blog? I don't remember seeing it but then again, a lot of stuff slips past me XD

    And I tagged you for the Winter Wonderland tag! I hope you don't mind! Don't feel obliged! :D


    1. Thank you, my sister and I had fun making it!

      I haven't yet, but I do have a draft where I am trying to sort out my thoughts, so hopefully soon. :D

      Oh, how fun! I'll go check it out! Thank you so much! :D

      Thanks for your comment, Fawnabelle!!


    Just so you know :-)

    1. That is so awesome!!!!! For some really weird reason, I thought I wouldn't like it. Maybe because it has Kirk Douglas. Then... WOW!!! IT IS SO AMAZING!!!!! :-D How awesome that it has been your favorite all your life!!! :-D

    2. Not a Kirk Douglas fan? Huh. Well, I'm glad you liked it a lot anyway :-)

    3. Not when he is the "hero". But, he made an excellent side character, because we were paying too much attention to Jim to notice him. :-D

  8. They all seem so lovely!

    I only have seen Mrs Doubtfire, Pride and Prejudice 2005, The Penguins of Madagascar, Chariots of Fire, Snow Dogs, The Good Dinosaur, Finding Neverland, Robin Hood, Downton Abbey and Call the Midwife.

    Love your new header!

    1. I watched some really good ones this year!

      Those are all pretty good. Some of them are a little strange, but they are funny. :) My sister and I are still not all the way done with Downton Abbey, but hopefully we will this year. :)

      Thanks, Rachel!! :D

  9. I want to watch Kubo and the Two Strings so badly! The animation and story looks like it would be something I would enjoy... maybe I'll finally get along to it in 2018.

    You have a good list of movies. *nodnod* SW: The Last Jedi was pretty awesome. I love Rey, and I found myself intrigued with Kylo's parts. I hope there are many awesome movies to come in 2018! Looking forward to any specific ones?

    katie grace
    a writer's faith

    1. It is so good! The animation is amazing! And the story is so sweet and amazing. There are some scary parts, but it is so worth it. I hope you get to see it!

      Thank you! SW: The Last Jedi was amazing! Rey definitely is my favorite character and I can't wait to find out more about Kylo! Yes, I hope to see many movies this year! I am looking forward to A Wrinkle in Time, Little Women, and Paddington 2! Are you looking forward to any?

      Thanks for commenting!!

  10. Have you seen the BBC TV show Sherlock? It's a great show!

    1. No I haven't, but I really want to! It looks amazing!


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